UAE em­ploy­ers to con­tinue hir­ing in up­com­ing months

The Pak Banker - - BUSINESS -

Six out of ev­ery 10 work­ing re­spon­dents in a sur­vey in the UAE ex­pect their em­ploy­ers to be hir­ing in the next three months, show­ing an up­beat out­look for the job mar­ket in spite of the slump feared on the back of lower oil rev­enues.

The re­sults of the and YouGov Sur­vey, a lead­ing job site and re­search and con­sult­ing firm re­spec­tively, show that four in 10 re­spon­dents are con­fi­dent that their em­ploy­ers will be def­i­nitely hir­ing. "The ma­jor­ity of re­spon­dents in the UAE said that, in the next three months, they will be mostly hir­ing sales man­agers [23 per cent], re­cep­tion­ists [19 per cent], ac­coun­tants [16 per cent] and civil en­gi­neers [16 per cent]," a re­port on the sur­vey said.

Ac­cord­ing to work­ing re­spon­dents in the UAE, 39 per cent are "def­i­nitely hir­ing" and 21 per cent are "prob­a­bly hir­ing" in the next three months while just seven per cent said they are "def­i­nitely not hir­ing" in the same time pe­riod.

Fo­cus­ing on fu­ture ex­pec­ta­tions, 73 per cent of UAE work­ing re­spon­dents said their com­pa­nies would be hir­ing in a years' time, with 34 per cent "def­i­nitely hir­ing" and 39 per cent "prob­a­bly hir­ing". On the other hand, three per cent are "def­i­nitely not hir­ing" and 16 per cent "don't know/can't tell" their in­ten­tions for re­cruit­ment in the com­ing year.

More than half of the work­ing re­spon­dents in the UAE (56 per cent) claim that, over the last three months, their com­pany has hired new em­ploy­ees, and 11 per cent say they had new hires in the last six months. A 2015 sur­vey by re­cruit­ment por­tal Mon­ con­firmed the weak­ness of the job mar­ket, par­tic­u­larly in the oil in­dus­try.

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